Happy Monday, everyone! We started making our gift lists this weekend and I was reminded of this post from last year. Here it is again in case you missed it, and I updated the free printable for you spreadsheet lovers out there. Enjoy! -Sarah
My kids are the only grandchildren on both sides, and are lucky to have three sets of generous grandparents and a couple of great-grandparents who all ask the same question this time of year: What do the kids want for Christmas?
As mom and Chief Orchestrator of Holiday Magic, it’s my job to keep it all straight. Who wants what, to begin with, and then with whom have I shared these wishes, and did I tell two grandparents the same thing and did I remember to tell anyone about that one other thing that so-and-so wants?
Once the grandparents have been satisfied with hints and links and sizes and lists, the rest of the gift planning begins. We keep things pretty simple, but still there are lists to be made, budgets to stick to, teachers to recognize, and stockings to fill.
It’s an organizational challenge, and one I haven’t nailed down yet (ask me about the time my daughter got three kites from three different relatives for her birthday) – but I’m getting there. Today I thought I’d share 5 methods I’ve used to organize my holiday gift lists, along with what’s worked well and what hasn’t. I’d love your tips and strategies in the comments, too! [click to continue…]